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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 22, 2013


Stephen MillsLaFAYETTE Stephen "Jeff" Mills, 40, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.He was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church, of LaFayette,where he was known to some as the "Candy Man".Preceded in


Maxey RobersonPIKEVILLE Maxey Dion Roberson went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the age of 75.He was born on March 25, 1937 and was of a member of First

Jack Arnold

Hamilton county
Sr.Jack Brown Arnold Sr., 83, passed on to be with the Lord at his home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, after a six-month battle with cancer. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and

Harrison Baker

LaFAYETTE Harrison Thomas Baker, infant, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Russell Baker, Ruby Baker, Thomas Claude "T.C." Langford and Ona Wallin.Survived

Andee BeaversGillia

Hamilton county
mAndee Y. Beavers-Gilliam, 57, formerly of Chattanooga passed in Chicago, Ill. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Monumental Baptist Church. Her parents were Louis B.

Eva Boston

WHITWELL Eva Bell Boston, 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Boston; parents, Ben and Lillian Grimes; brothers, Edward Grimes, Larry Grimes; grandson, Jason Boston; great-great-grandson,

Nora Clonts

Hamilton county
Nora Horner Clonts, 93, of Apison, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Collegedale.Born on Feb. 25, 1919 in Corsicana, Texas, she was a longtime resident of Apison.She was preceded

Cloee Clowdus

ROSSVILLE Cloee Briana Lashey Clowdus, 5, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.Cloee loved everyone and was loved by everyone who knew her.Survivors include her parents, Rebecca Wright, Jeremy Clowdus; siblings, Trey Pittman, Maleigha

Ralph Dybing

Hamilton county
Ralph Lowell Dybing, 84, of Chattanooga and Houston, Minn., died in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, as the result of an auto accident.Ralph was born July 2, 1928, in La Crosse, Wis. to

Martha Dyer

Hamilton county
Martha "Marty" Jones Dyer, 63, of Chattanooga went to her Heavenly Home on Saturday, Jan. l9, 2013. She was of Baptist faith, attended Tyner High School (class of 68). Marty loved everyone she met, never

Marvin Eberhart

Hamilton county
Marvin C. Eberhart went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.He was born on May 11, 1945 to the late Etta May Eberhart. He confessed Christ at an early age and

Marion Egly

Hamilton county
Marion Anne Egly, 90, of Hixson, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.There will be a service held at a later date at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full Military Honors.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home &

Raul Fletes

ROSSVILLE Raul Alberto Fletes, 28, died on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was born March 22, 1984, and was a home security consultant.He was preceded in death by his wife, Michelle Renee Fletes.Survivors are

Michelle Fletes

ROSSVILLE Michelle Renee Provancher Fletes, 27, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012.She was born April 10, 1985, and was a CVS pharmacy technician. Mrs. Fletes was preceded in death by her husband, Raul Fletes.Survivors

Ronald Flinn

SPRING CITY Ronald Evatt Flinn, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.Preceded in death by parents, William Spencer and Doris Evatt Flinn.Survived by brother, W.R. "Dick" (Sally) Flinn, of Greenville, S.C.There will be no visitation

Emily Franklin

DECHERD Emily P. Franklin, 20, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.Survivors include her parents, Chester and Lori VanGorder; brother, Steven VanGorder; many other relatives.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at Moore-Cortner Funeral

Bobby Greene

RICEVILLE Bobby Allen Greene, 59, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Parkwest Medical Center.Funeral was at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Burial 10 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Cleveland.Ziegler Funeral Home,

Sherman Hixson

Hamilton county
Doug HixsonSherman Douglas Hixson, 64, entered the presence of his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He died peacefully with his family beside him at the Methodist Hospice in Memphis.He was born May

Juanita Holder

ENGLEWOOD Juanita Hester Holder, 66, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.Funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Ziegler Funeral Home

Dotty Hughes

Hamilton county
Dotty Jo Hughes, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully from this life on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, and went to be with our Lord.A native of Chattanooga, Mrs. Hughes graduated from Central High School in

William Metcalf

Hamilton county
William Henry Metcalf, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2103, at a local medical facility. He was born in Alden, N.Y., on May 27, 1918. He was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist

Morgan Mitchell

CHATSWORTH Morgan James Mitchell, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.Survivors: wife, Jewell Mitchell; children, James Mitchell, Billy Joe Mitchell, Patty Chavez, Beth Gomez.Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, Cleveland,

Cleo Pendergrass

Cleo Pendergrass, 91, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home.She was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Putnam County, Tenn., to the late Johnson Asberry and Emma Dale Perry Hyder. She

David Sharrock

Hamilton county
David Larry Sharrock, 70, Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a retired owner and machinist with Sharrock Machine and Welding. Mr. Sharrock attended the First Presbyterian Church.Survivors are his wife,

Claude Slaughter

Hamilton county
Claude Melton Slaughter, 46, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, from a local healthcare center.He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Karen Slaughter; father and mother,

Virginia Stephens

PIKEVILLE Virginia Tollett Stephens, 86, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.Service at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Rigsby Cemetery.Visitation 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.Online condolences can be made at

Bill Vinson

JASPER Bula Mae "Bill" Walker Vinson, 94, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.The daughter of the late Edgar and Blanche Brazell Walker, she was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and retired from 3M

Eunice Wallis

Hamilton county
Eunice Webb Wallis, 90, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Kennesaw, Ga.She had been a member of Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church in Chickamauga, for over 80 years. Mrs. Wallis, together with her

Brenda Weidman

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Brenda Laird Weidman, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her residence.She was a native of Stanton, Texas, had lived most of her life in Ringgold, and the past five years in

Grace Woolnough

Hamilton county
Grace Ellyn Woolnough, 81, of Hixson was received into her Heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Graces natural wit and zest for life made

Margean Young

Hamilton county
Margean Griffith Young, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.Mrs. Young was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. For many years she was an


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